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    Default Condensation under condenser

    Havent seen this yet. I can only assume that this is condensation. It was over 100 degrees w/25% RH and no water (sprinkers etc...) anywhere near this unit while it was running. Units a newer 13 seer if it matters.
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    Default Re: Condensation under condenser

    Nope.
    You might get a little condensation on the suction line and even on the compressor shell but at 25% humidity on a 100 degree day even that is doubtful.
    I would be looking for a different source.
    Where did the condensate line from the indoor coil terminate?

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    Default Re: Condensation under condenser

    Plastic condenser pads sometimes have a foam interior that can hold water like a sponge. Others are molded with chambers which may retain rain water for a period of time.

    Last edited by David Bell; 09-07-2010 at 05:05 AM.

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    Default Re: Condensation under condenser

    I see this often on the high SEER condensers, even in brand new construction. The inside of the condensing unit is wet from the condensation, and it drips on the pad. (Concrete pads) and it's not the condensate drain. We have very high humidity, of course.


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    Default Re: Condensation under condenser

    Functionallity complaint? If that isn't condensate port nearer the corner wall, looks like soft copper, poss. old refrigerant line; would suspect ice up, possibly having been remediated temporarily due to utility power cycling. Unit location appears restricted (airflow) due to location (three sides). Lines & insl. don't appear that new. Could be clog, under/over charged refrigerant, airflow restrictions, combination of all three, and/or other contributing factors.


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    Default Re: Condensation under condenser

    This was a new installation on a plastic pad. it was just weird. The condensate drain terminated on the other side of the house. The refer lines were not dripping either.

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